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January 26, 2010

Letters to the Editor: January 21, 2010

Committee reactivated

We are pleased to announce the re-formation of the 22 Main Street Committee. We, the undersigned, along with original members of the committee, are looking forward to working together to modernize and improve the infrastructure and restore the grandeur of this beautiful public building in Cooperstown.

Veronica Gil Seaver, Barbara Pope, David Sanford, Lang Keith, Karen Katz, Janet Erway, Gilbert T. Vincent, Cheryl Wright

Gala Co-chairs say thanks

As co-chairs of the Friends of Bassett’s 2009 New Year’s Eve Gala, we’re proud to announce that ``Carnaval Maravilhosa, a Mardi Gras Ball,’’ and its auctions and raffle raised approximately $240,000 in support of Bassett Healthcare’s radiology and imaging capital needs.

Much of our annual fundraiser’s success is due to the commitment, talent and energy of the members of the Gala and Auctions Committees, volunteers all. We also are indebted to our event sponsors. Lead sponsors were NYCM Insurance and SEFCU.

Corporate sponsor was Apple Converting Inc. Supporting sponsors were Drogen Electric Supply/Drogen’s Home Furnishings, KPMG LLP, Len & Dot Marsh, The New York Susquehanna & Western Railway Corp. and Northern Eagle Beverages.

Participating sponsors were BSA LifeStructures, Clark Companies (Scott & Betsy Clark), Cooperstown Dreams Park Inc. (Louis A. Presutti III), The Daily Star/Town Crier, Fenimore Asset Management Inc. & FAM Funds, Frazier’s Landscapes Inc., Greener World Landscape Maintenance, McCarthy Building Companies Inc., Tallman Enterprises Tree Service, Trosset Group Attorneys, Turnpike & Oneonta/Cooperstown Pennysavers and Wilber National Bank Trust & Investment Center.

We thank Riverwood gift shop, Glimmerglass Opera, Hyde Hall and Vitullo’s Formal Shop as well as Mrs. Cook- Wightman and Sacha Kollisch, art teachers at Cooperstown Elementary School, for their invaluable help. Our highest praise goes to the Friends’ staff, Bob Zaleski and the Bassett grounds crew, Ron DuBois and Bassett’s carpentry shop, the staff at Mohican Flowers and the staff at The Otesaga for helping to make the fund-raiser a fun-filled success.

Cindy Seward

Sally E. Graumlich

Co-Chairs, Gala Committee

Leo Club thanks community

The Cooperstown Leo Club would like to thank all who attended last Friday’s concert, ``Dentist Unplugged.’’ It was a great success and one of the few fundraising events for the club.

Our gratitude goes out to Dr. Paul Weber, one of the Leo advisors, for holding this annual concert on our behalf. We also extend out thanks to the Cooperstown Concert Series for giving us the concession for their concert, ``Crooked Still,’’ held the following evening, and to the community who are supporting our charitable efforts.

This has been a busy season of service for the Leo Club. We held a food drive for the Cooperstown Food Bank and will be holding one for the Hartwick Food Pantry in February. Each Saturday, members are at the Farmers’ Market to help the elderly or infirm who need assistance carrying bags to their cars.

Recently we helped set up for the annual Christmas Concert at Christ Church, unloaded Christmas trees for the Lions Club sale, and have done service projects for the Friends of the Library, the Angel Network, the Chamber of Commerce and other community charitable agencies.

Last fall, twenty Leos set out around the village raking lawns for those who might have had a hard time on their own. The money we raise supports donations to local and international charities, and helps fund educational experiences for Leos. We invite you all to attend the Lions Club Pancake Breakfasts on Winter Carnival Weekend, Feb. 6 and 7, where the Leos combine service and fundraising. As an active and able service club, we take pride in being available to help local non-profit organizations.

If you or your organization could use our help, please contact advisor David Pearlman, at 547-4186 or Cooperstown Leo Club